How to Bring the Outdoors Inside in Your Interior

Bring the Outdoors Inside in Your Interior

If you have ever been to Mexico, you have likely fallen in love with the tropical patio decor often seen there. Mixing natural elements with a home always looks great and can help elevate a space. While you might not have a sparse patio to decorate with natural elements or colors, there are still ways to help your space look more natural. There are a variety of things you can do to bring the outdoors inside to your interior. Many of these options are not only affordable but can contribute to an absolutely stunning home. Without any further ado, let’s go over some amazing ways to bring the outdoors inside in your interior.

Decorate Your Tables and Shelves with Flowers

Bring the Outdoors Inside in Your Interior


Few things are as great at bringing the outdoors inside your home as bringing in some flowers or plants. You can head down to a local flower shop, or save yourself some work and buy flowers online and have them delivered right to your door.

Having flowers or plants in all areas of the home looks amazing, and gives it a more relaxing and natural feel. These can be put anywhere from tables to shelves, to mantles, on a wall, or even hung from the ceiling. Flowers can look absolutely stunning, and can also fill a room or your entire home with a pleasant scent that isn’t too overpowering.

As far as which flowers you get, that is completely up to you. There are a ton of different varieties in all different sizes, shapes, and colors. Some can be a subtle addition to a room, while others can steal the show and be the center of attention.

Of course, be sure to avoid plants and flowers that could be toxic to pets or children, and try to find flowers in colors that look good with your existing decor. If your flowers or plants clash with everything else in the home, it won’t look as good as it could have.

Use Natural Materials Around the Home

The use of natural materials around your home can also help it feel more connected to the outdoors. A good idea is to incorporate things like wood and stone into your home decor when possible. This could be anything from an end table to your dining room table, or simply just decor.

Also, consider using natural materials for your flooring. Wooden floors are already common, but options like bamboo and cork are also fun and unique natural choices. Not only do these natural materials help your home feel more outdoorsy, but many look incredible and are also quite durable and strong, too. Some people may even take things a step further and create a shelf, mantle, or basin for their sink made out of stone.

Invite in Some Natural Light

Bring the Outdoors Inside in Your Interior


While many types of artificial lighting can look great, nothing quite compares to natural light. Natural light is smooth and contributes to a bright and cheerful space. Also, a lot of natural light is awesome for keeping all of your plants happy and healthy, too.

Keep windows open, and even consider adding things like a skylight or other ways to introduce more natural light into your home. Also, this gives you great views of the outdoors when inside and can help the two spaces feel more connected. Using more natural light can also reduce your reliance on electricity to help light up your home during the day, which has the potential to save you a lot of money over time.

Mind the Scents in the Home

The scent of a home can also play a role in how natural and outdoorsy it feels. When thinking about the scents to incorporate in your home, try and keep them connected to nature. Whether you use candles and/or air fresheners, try to utilize scents you can find in nature like pine, sandalwood, floral scents, and others that are similar. The scent is a big part of how a space feels, so don’t overlook it.

Also, to keep the scents in your home good, be sure to keep it clean. Vacuum regularly, clean up high-use areas often and ensure you are doing all you can to prevent mold and mildew. Bad or unpleasant scents can often easily mask or overpower the calm and soothing scents you are going for in your space.

Grow a Herb Garden

Bring the Outdoors Inside in Your Interior


Growing a herb garden in your home is another amazing way to bring the outdoors in. In addition to looking good and filling your kitchen with a great scent, a herb garden can also save you money. If you grow herbs that you commonly use in your cooking, you will no longer have to overpay for them at the store, and can simply grow them yourself to use.

 There are many great herbs you can grow that include mint, cilantro, dill, thyme, and dozens of others. As long as the herbs get enough water, and enough light, they should be incredibly easy to grow and before you know it, you will have all the herbs you need to make some absolutely delicious meals.

Use Colors Inspired From the Outdoors

If you want your home to truly bring in the outdoors, consider using natural colors throughout that have been inspired by nature. This includes the use of browns, greens, blues, yellows, neutral tones. Browns are very earthy, greens remind us of the plants and grass, and blue and yellow remind us of the sky and sun, respectively.

Not only are these great colors for your walls, but also things like your art, your bedding, your decor, and even the coverings for your windows. Of course, don’t hesitate to include color as it certainly does appear in nature, but keeping things earthy and neutral can help your space look more aligned with the outdoors.

We hope that these tips and methods have been able to help you bring the outdoors inside in your interior and make your space as beautiful and natural as possible.